Point Blank is a film based on a fairly simple concept that mixes the thriller with a genre-style story about buddies with policemen, although the characters come from other social groups. In this case, however, we follow the fate of an ordinary man working as a nurse who gets caught up in a dangerous plot. On paper, it looks interesting, but the eye of a seasoned player will see all the surprises and twists well in advance. It is hard to say whether it was a mistake in the history of Joe Lynch or a screenplay problem, but some aspects of history became obvious too quickly.
Lynch, however, does not suffer a disgraceful defeat, because it is largely a film that fills the time well. The vast majority of stories are dynamic, with well-built tension and somehow exciting. Strangely, it all breaks at the end when we are about to culminate, which is the weakest point of the program. What should only boost the quality of events becomes a bland and boring crowning. The pace sits down, the solution is quick and not satisfying, and there is no claw in it. After all, in this type of thriller we expect not so much surprises, but an exciting action that says: it was worth it. And here it seems that the first half maintains a good level, deigning us with tension, and the further away, the worse.
The plot sometimes tries to break with the schemes. That way, when we meet gangsters, we get an interesting idea. At first glance, we have the stereotype of a street black thug who is broken by showing him as a cinema fan. It’s such a small detail, to which the approach is also felt in the main characters. On the surface, these are walking stereotypes, but when we get to know them and life requires extreme decisions from them, it is a bit broken. It cannot be denied that Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie work well together and although their relationship is not typical, it drives the development of the action well and can interest.
Point Blank really had the potential to be something more. You can feel that the ideas taken from the original give it some expression, but too many things have gone into the well-worn areas too quickly, where, despite the good cast, it is difficult to get particularly excited. In this way, Lynch creates the correct movie, maybe a bit better than the standard Netflix average, which screening has mostly disappointed in recent months.